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Shapps touts Rail for Britain body and long-term contracts

Transport secretary Grant Shapps identified rail industry reform and transport decarbonisation as his twin priorities in evidence to the House of Commons transport committee last week.

25 October 2019
Shapps: wants pension funds in rail
Shapps: wants pension funds in rail


A national rail body, and 15 to 20 year passenger train operator contracts in England are among the key rail reforms being prepared by the Government.   

Discussing the ongoing Williams Review of railways, Shapps told MPs: “The key thing about the Keith Williams proposal is that there will be a person about whom you can say, ‘That is the person who is responsible for it overall, and is the person who you need to talk to about this problem or this...

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